Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Much Ado in the Muck, on the Mats...

Again, we were roused way too early on Sunday. Now where were we headed? (Avalon playing with Levi, her brother!)

Here, at a new place for doggehs and ducks. Avalon is definitely into those feathered creatures (as are her siblings, three of whom were there, and her Mom!), while I still have an affinity for the furred sort that dip down into burrows, or race up trees. But I will show you what I saw my sister and family do. Here's a little show all about Avalon (and her siblings' and Mom's) day in Denverton, near Suisun City.

Avalon was very happy to see her mom, Sporty (who is really good at doing this field stuff) and her brothers, who love the feathered creatures as much as Avalon. Here's a cool picture of them all - thanks, Christine of Tigana Goldens for fixing up this photo and helping my sister so much! Now... it's my turn!

Ready Ma, for my closeup heheh! I have a fun match this coming weekend, and at the end of October, there is a show that spans over 5 days near here. Mom (naively) thought it would be practical to sign up for an Open class for me on all five days, hoping that I could snag my CDX in one long weekend! Barbara rolled her eyes and told us to get ready for a full-on judged Open class, right then and there. Mom thought I was pretty ready. Here are both Sierra and I in a little show made just for our friends, so you can see that we're coming along at Barbara's school for "Finishing Dogs."


Well... all doggehs can get confused, right?

Here's Barbara making adjustments to Avalon's new bling.

And then it was time for all good puppers to play, as well as show our fabulous agility skills! See you soon again, pals!


Emma Rose said...

Great post! You have all been so busy. Avalon's family is beautiful - now we know where she got her good looks!

Emma Rose

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Avalon and family make for one gorgeous family!!! That must have been special to all get together. Samantha, lots of luck in your upcoming shows - we will cross our paws for outstanding performances.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sierra Rose said...

Love the Avalon family photo!!! Did look like fun in the muck :)
Had to watch the Drop on recall vid twice!! Sammie, you are so funny my pal!! Had so much fun with the post obedience class play time!! Let's do it again soon:)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We love seeing all of your beautiful Goldies!! What a fun time you all had together.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Homer said...

Love, LOVE ALL the photos! Especially the one with Sport, Thistle and the rest (trying to remember their names on top of my head).

Thanks for sharing cousin!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat furamily!

Of khourse, Avalon is the khutest birder in the bunch!

I'm sure all of woo enjoy all the fun and games!

PeeEssWoo: I know woo are the bestest sibling she has too Sammie!

Kari in WeHo said...

oh wow it looks like you have been very busy


Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Sammie - I like your "Finishing School" show! :-) And don't feel bad about the Drop on Recall - it took me AGES to get that too. And I do that too - once I think my human is going to drop me, I start walking really slowly in anticipation! :-) Well, why bother going fast when you're going to stop soon anyway? Hee! Hee!

Hey - come check out my latest post when you've got a moment - it's about all the doggie my humans saw in Taipei and I think you'd be interested in seeing what they get up to...they live seriously pampered lifestyles!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

I thought that recall was quite impressive. You aren't being timed, right? What's the big fuss?


houndstooth said...

I think you both look great doing what you do! I hope you have fun at the show! We wish you lots of good luck!


Wyatt said...

What a nice family portrait. You look so happy with all the action!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! You guys have been busy. LOVE the Golden Family photo. I have to come back later ... can't play the slideshow/videos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wrigley said...

Loved the family photo with Avalon!

Sammie - keep up the good work. You are way more obedient than me...

Wags N Kisses,

Angus said...

Great to see the whole family together.

Snowie Baby said...

hello there! thanks for yr birthday wishes and love yr blog! hope to know more about you! =)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

How fun to get together with siblings and doggy mama. Love those muddy paws in the family photo!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

One of these things is not like the others ...

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Great job efuryone! Those slideshows are cool!

Sam & June

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a fun time you had. Avalon we are sure glad you got the duck. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Life With Dogs said...

Love that group shot! How did you ever get them all to sit still?? :)

Kristen said...

Hey Avalon,
Levi had such a great time getting to see you again and play bitey face with you. He thinks that you are just excellent with retrieving those birdies and he hopes to be has good as you someday.

-Kristen (and Levi)

Ludo van Doggy said...

You is sure busy training! I casnot watch videos at the moment and I very curious! hehe!
Avalon's family photo be very good! I guess they takes after their Dad's colour?
~lickies, Ludo

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The Blab Labs said...

Wow!! So much fun! Avalon is growing up so fast!! Her siblings are ALL good looking! (Of course we think Avalon is the prettiest of them all) It is so cool that she can still visit her family!

Lots of fun training we see,...mom wants me to go to school. She says I need something for my intelligent mind and I need to learn to obey when other dogs are around.

Licks for you all!
paws of Love,

Ooops! I accidently posted this comment when I was signed into mom's account! I deleted it and am reposting!! Silly me!

The Army of Four said...

You two are both amazing! And doesn't Avalon look like Levi?!!? Or is it just me?
Anyway, I thought you did "come" really well. Your mom didn't say "come real fast" or anything!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love this post. So full of fun and beauty. I keep coming back to see it again.

K9friend said...

What a beautiful family portrait!


the booker man said...

miss sammie,
i love the photo of miss avalon's family! they are such a beautimous 'n handsome group!
your recall video is so givin' me the giggles. that's what i do everytime mama tries to get me to come back in the house from outside. i walk as slooooowly as possible...heehee!

the booker man

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wowie, wowie, wowie! How cool to have the whole family together like that!